It took me about three years before I finally convinced myself to buy the Beauty Blender. Sponges are meant to be thrown away after a few days of use (in this case 3 months) and shelling out $20 for a sponge was just an absurd idea for me.
Now I have it and have used it for two months. The first two weeks, my sponge bled whenever I'd wash it after every use. It was quite annoying and I wondered when it would end. Good news is they now make a white sponge called Pure. Other than that, I liked how it worked. It's true that applying your makeup base with the Beauty Blender is easier but not necessarily faster. I'm a huge fan of the smaller tip because it makes it easy for me to apply makeup on the sides of my nose and under eye area. It's also a great way to apply cream blush - I love how seamless it looks.
I get the same result when I use my makeup brushes and the ordinary circular sponge. It's just a matter of patience and lot of practice when it comes to blending. That being said, I probably won't buy another Beauty Blender sponge because I would rather invest in a good makeup brush that will last me longer than a sponge. If they decide to lower the price to, say, $10 then I would reconsider.
There's something I would gladly repurchase - it's the Blender Cleanser. I absolutely love how this can thoroughly clean the Beauty Blender and it works great in cleaning makeup brushes too. I use this whenever I need to remove stubborn cream-based makeup on my brushes.
What's your take on this product? I think this falls under the "nice to have" category versus "must have."